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This is a list of official U.S. state dances:[1]

State State dance Year &
Citation
Alabama Square Dance 1981[2]
Alaska None
Arizona None
Arkansas Square Dance
California West Coast Swing [3]
Square Dance
(official folk dance)
[3]
Colorado Square Dance
Connecticut Square Dance
Delaware None
Florida None
Georgia Square Dance
Hawaii Hula
Idaho Square Dance
Illinois Square Dance 1990[4]
Indiana None
Iowa None
Kansas None
Kentucky Clogging 2006[5]
Louisiana Second line
Maine None
Maryland Square Dance
Massachusetts Square Dance 1990[6][7]
Michigan None
Minnesota square dance
Mississippi Square Dance 1995[8]
Missouri Square Dance
Montana None
Nebraska Square Dance
Nevada None
New Hampshire
New Jersey Square Dance
New Mexico None
New York Lindy Hop
North Carolina Clogging
(official folk dance)
2005[9]
Carolina Shag
(official popular dance)
2005[9]
North Dakota Square Dance
Ohio Charleston
Oklahoma Square Dance
Oregon Square Dance
Pennsylvania Polka
Rhode Island None
South Carolina The Shag 1984[10]
Square dance
(State American Folk Dance)
1994[11]
Richardson waltz
(State waltz)
2000[12]
South Dakota
Tennessee Square Dance
Texas Texas Two-Step
Utah Square Dance 1994[13]
Vermont None
Virginia Virginia Reel
Washington Square Dance 1979[14]
West Virginia None
Wisconsin Polka 1993[15]
Wyoming None

See also

References

  1. ^ Official State Dances, NetState.com, accessed April 21, 2006.
  2. ^ "Official American Folk Dance of Alabama". Alabama Emblems, Symbols and Honors. Alabama Department of Archives & History. 2001-07-12. http://www.archives.state.al.us/emblems/st_dance.html. Retrieved 2007-03-18.  
  3. ^ a b "History and Culture - State Symbols". The California State Library. State of California. 2007. http://www.library.ca.gov/history/symbols.html. Retrieved 2008-03-31.  
  4. ^ "Illinois official Dance". State Symbols. Illinois State museum. http://www.museum.state.il.us/exhibits/symbols/dance.html.  
  5. ^ "Kentucky State Symbols". Kentucky Department of Libraries and Archives. 2007-03-30. http://kdla.ky.gov/resources/KYSymbols.htm. Retrieved 2007-07-02.  
  6. ^ Folk dance of the Commonwealth, General Laws of Massachusetts, Chapter 2, Section 32.
  7. ^ "State Symbols". Citizen Information Service. Secretary of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. http://www.sec.state.ma.us/cis/cismaf/mf1a.htm. Retrieved 2007-03-18.  
  8. ^ Official State Dances from NETSTATE
  9. ^ a b "Official State Symbols of North Carolina". North Carolina State Library. State of North Carolina. http://statelibrary.dcr.state.nc.us/NC/SYMBOLS/SYMBOLS.HTM#dances. Retrieved 2008-01-26.  
  10. ^ "SC Statehouse Student's web page, The State Dance - The Shag". South Carolina General Assembly. http://www.scstatehouse.net/studentpage/shag.htm. Retrieved 2008-03-31.  
  11. ^ "SC Statehouse Student's web page, The State Folk Dance - The Square Dance". South Carolina General Assembly. http://www.scstatehouse.net/studentpage/square.htm. Retrieved 2008-03-31.  
  12. ^ "SC Statehouse Student's web page, The State Waltz - The Richardson Waltz". South Carolina General Assembly. http://www.scstatehouse.net/studentpage/waltz.htm. Retrieved 2008-03-31.  
  13. ^ Utah State Folk Dance - Square Dance from pioneer.utah.gov "Pioneer - Utah's Online Library" page. Retrieved on 2008-09-08
  14. ^ "Symbols of Washington State". Washington State Legislature. http://www1.leg.wa.gov/Legislature/StateSymbols/. Retrieved 2007-03-11.  
  15. ^ "Wisconsin State Symbols". State of Wisconsin. http://www.wisconsin.gov/state/core/wisconsin_state_symbols.html. Retrieved 2007-07-11.  
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